Here are a couple more of the commissioned drawings I did as part of my commission drive. I had a bit of fun with these and really liked the way they turned out.Lightning HopkinsHunter S. Thompson
Thursday, July 02, 2009
Finally, Becca's art that I won't have to hide from the normal people around me... just kidding, Becca.Let's see, first up, Lightning Hopkins drawing.Not bad, the musculature, the eyebrows, awesome face. The hand holding the flask, not as much detail as the face, and seems uncomfortable if he were to be holding that position a long time, with that guitar as close as it seems based on shadow perspective. The guitar itself seems almost devoid of detail. The neck is always a seperate piece on acoustics, and there's no shadow inside the soundhole. If that's an electric designed to look like an acoustic, though, then I apologize.Next, Hunter S. Thompson floatingWow, nice capture on the face again, and excellent detail on the hands this time. I have to ask, is he wearing shorts, or going au naturale? I see no socks, and I can't tell if that's a black stripe from his shirt or the shadow underneath it.
Becca's so lucky to be getting free critiques from the Simon Cowell of anonymity. It's so obviously why she posts her art in the first place.
I was going for a very stylized look with with these two drawings, especially on Lightning. For instance, I know the guitar doesn't look exactly real but I drew it that way intentionally. Maybe I took too much artistic license if my point wasn't clear, but I really like the way they turned out. Good notes for future guitar drawing though :)
Becca, I was just trying to offer constructive criticism, despite whatever Cobra Commander thinks I was trying to do.With the unreality of some guitars I've seen (seriously, some designers have done some off-the-wall stuff), I guess I was thrown by your unreal guitar. What can I say, I was trying to see something you intentionally left out. I also went and googled Lightning Hopkins after my first comment. You did get his face very well captured.Keep up the good work, Becca. I can honestly say you aren't just awesome at drawing pretty babes after seeing these drawing.
Anon-Thanks for the criticism, I think a lot of the feedback I've gotten on this blog has helped me with my art. But yeah it was a style piece. Still those are excellent notes for drawing guitars in the future. Kind of helped me a bit with that Jonas drawing I just posted.Thanks again for the kind words!
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